23 April 2011

ROMA 1 (Perrotta 4)

Attendance : 20,000
Assist : De Rossi

SAMPDORIA 1 (Pozzi 59 Pen)

Attendance : 20,000
Red Card : Poli 93 (Sampdoria)
Assist : Poli (won pen)

CESENA 2 (Giaccherini 48, Malonga 84)

Given Bologna gave up once they hit the 40 point target this was a great opportunity for Cesena to claim a rare away victory. Bologna were unlucky not to lead at half time. Viviano saved from Jimenez but parried the ball straight out to Giaccherini, his first shot was charged down by Rubin but he made no mistake on the rebound, hammering it high into the top left corner. Malonga, Cesena's physically imposing 22 year old French striker, headed down a crossfield pass before nutmegging Viviano. Great finish and a massive three points for Cesena.

If Cesena stay up they'll do well to hold onto jet healed Giaccherini and Parolo, who has been linked with a move to Milan.

Attendance : 21,458
Assists : n/a, Caserta

CAGLIARI 1 (Cossu 46)
FIORENTINA 2 (Cerci 46, Cerci 50)

Mutu tried to clip a ball over the top of the Cagliari defence only Gilardino didn't move so the ball whacked him in the head and came back to the Romanian. Mutu decided to go the other way and passed to Cerci, the perm haired turned and fired a grass cutter past Agazzi. Cossu scored a fantastic equaliser a minute into the second half, a 25 yard left foot half volley which arrowed inside the left post. Cerci scrambled Fiorentina back into the lead four minutes later. Boruc denied Acquafresca late on but it would have been hard on Fiorentina who were well worth their three points.

Attendance : 8,000
Assists : Mutu, Acquafresca, n/a

GENOA 4 (Floro Flores 10, Palacio 42, Palacio 54, Floro Flores 61)
LECCE 2 (Di Michele 3, Di Michele 30)

Di Michele gave Lecce the lead with a magnificent strike from way out wide left of goal into the top right corner. Lecce's offside trap passed on the chance to hold their lead, leaving Floro Flores with a tap-in. Di Michele restored Lecce's lead from a corner. Palacio levelled from close range following a goalmouth scramble. His second was a near post header and Floro Flores turned in a Criscito centre at the back post to also complete a brace.

This was the return of the old Genoa, just like how they played under Gandalf Gasperini who I think would be a great fit for Fiorentina.

Attendance : 21,359
Assists : Giacomazzi, Criscito, Munari, n/a, Milanetto (ck), Criscito

INTER 2 (Sneijder 40 fk, Eto'o 54)
LAZIO 1 (Zarate 24 Pen)

Julio Cesar took out Zarate to concede a penalty and earn a red card. Lazio failed to make their man advantage count and Sneijder equalised late in the half with a superb free kick. Zanetti pumped a longball between Biava and Dias towards Eto'o, Biava slipped and Eto'o ran through to round Muslera and tap into an empty net. Lazio's chance of getting back into the game ended when Mauri was sent off for kicking out in frustration after Nagatomo forced him off the ball.

Attendance : 57,830
Red Cards : Julio Cesar 22 (Inter), Mauri 66 (Lazio)
Assists : Zarate (won pen), Eto'o (won fk), Zanetti

PALERMO 2 (Balzaretti 38, Bovo 46 Pen)
NAPOLI 1 (Cavani 2 Pen)

Cassani conceded a penalty with a volleyball spike but Palermo fought back brilliantly to kill off any lingering hopes Napoli had of winning the scudetto. Napoli survived penalty appeals of their own before Balzaretti slammed home the equaliser after fellow fullback Cassani overcooked his cross. Migliaccio was about to pull the trigger after running onto Pastore's outrageous back heal volley before Maggio tripped him. Palermo should have scored four, and had another penalty.

Attendance : 26,778
Red Card : Delio Rossi 41 (Palermo)
Assists : n/a, Casani, Migliaccio

PARMA 2 (Amauri 14, Amauri 91)

Amauri, who looks like pornstar Zenza Raggi, got between two defenders to head in a superb Giovinco cross. Having helped end Napoli's scudetto hopes last week Inler made what could be an equally damaging blow to his own team's Champions League hopes with a stupid red card. He fouled Giovinco and as the ref was showing him a yellow card he went chest to chest which earned him a red. Amauri looked miles offside as he ran down a longball and beat Belardi. It has been coming.

A massive and unexpected three points for Parma. Another win and they're safe only next up they host in- form Palermo.

Attendance : 18,000
Red Card : Inler 21 (Udinese)
Assists : Giovinco, Gobbi

MILAN 1 (Robinho 82)

When Milan celebrate winning the scudetto they'll look back to this match as the one that sealed it. Abbiati made an incredible one handed save with his left arm to parry a Diamanti free kick against the crossbar, Bega sliced the rebound away from goal and Zambrotta cleared. A minute later Milan countered as Brescia began to throw more and more men forward in search of a goal. Seedorf turned onto a Thiago Silva pass and clipped a glorious 50 yard pass to Cassano who, naturally, killed the ball stone dead with the greatest first touch the game has seen since the days of Maradona, before playing a perfectly weighted pass to the onrushing Robinho who waited for Arcari to come off his line before tapping into the bottom corner. Abbiati made another amazing save to deny Diamanti.

Attendance : 23,000
Assist : Cassano

JUVENTUS 2 (Del Piero 19 Pen, Del Piero 37)
CATANIA 2 (Gomez 81, Lodi 91 fk)

Del Piero converted a soft penalty to score league goal #205. #206 followed a Krasic cross, which deflected off a defender, hit Del Piero in the chest and bounced past Andujar. Having went into the break with a two goal lead Juve should have gone on to complete an easy victory and God knows there haven't been many of them in recent months. Catania won a free kick deep in their own half, Lodi swapped passes with a team-mate while waiting for a runner, Ricchiuti, who released Bergessio on the overlook, Bergessio centred and Gomez tapped in at the back post. With the last kick of the game dead ball specialist Lodi curled a fantastic free kick inside the left post, Buffon didn't even move. You should have seen the look on his face.

I left at half time to bake a cake and this happens.

Attendance : 23,411
Assists : n/a, n/a, Bergessio, n/a